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Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm PST
greater tax equity, a campaign against tax havens and tax evasion'ns, a clawing back against the prices we have seen rising, and more measures to rein in the financial sector. will it be a winning formula? we will have to see what the voters say. >> one of the world's richest man and a philanthropist, bill gates was -- bill gates, was there. what did he have to say? , he pointed out that germany, like many other european economies -- >> he pointed out that germany, like many other european countries, as failed in its pledge to contribute 0.7% of gross thomistic product to development programs. >> we will be back in one minute. >> welcome back. more trouble for angela merkel 's coalition partners, the free democrats. in addition to lagging in the opinion polls, now they are facing allegations of sexism. >> the parties lead candidate in this autumn's elections, rainer bruderle, is accused of making inappropriate comments to a female journalist. >> the case has triggered a national debate on how sexism persists in german society. >> rainer bruderle is not talking to any journalists at the mom
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm PST
taxes. >> two very different approaches, but which went down better at davos? our correspondent has more. >> angela merkel can be joyful and comical. today, she was not. she was serious while cameron was casual, full of british humor, selling himself and his country, he even got applause during his speech, and although most people here criticized sharply his plans for a referendum, he did not say a lot about this topic today. he sold it as his duty to deliver the referendum to the british citizens. in contrast, angela merkel did not try to be entertaining. she emphasized the common interests of britain and the european union, like structural reforms, free trade agreement with the united states, and make europe more competitive, obviously trying to deal with a new conflict as coolly as possible, a strategy that has brought her a lot of success in the last years. thursday was the day of cameron and merkel. now everybody is heading to one of the numerous parties if they have enough energy, and tomorrow, we will continue the discussion over the role of the central bank's -- banks now and in
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
more purchases including things like houses before a plant consumption tax hike in april 2014. the government has concluded that the economy will expand 5 2.5% in real terms and 2.7% in nominal terms. based on the assumption that prices will pick up modestly the government projects nominal growth will exceed real growth for the first time in 16 years. the dollar is gaining further ground against the yen. earlier it hit a high. now it's changing hands to 39 yen. traders have seen rates drop to a five-year low. that's provided a brighter outlook for the american economy. the consumer price index dropped in december for a second month running as well. the euro is trading higher and that's being quoted at 120.77 to 79 against the yen. now to stocks. a weaker yen is prompti ining inverinver investors to buy. let's take a look at other markets in the asia pacific region. the kospi is trading lower by half a percent. in australia the benchmark index is trading higher by .4 of a percent. german chancellor expressed concern. her remarks suggest that japan's efforts could be regarded
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm PST
for redeeming government bonds. tax revenues will exceed income for new government bonds first time in four years. the abe administration also hopes to improve japan's fiscal standing. the new draft budget reduces reserve funds by about $11 billion. it also puts a cap on debt service costs. a whopping 46% of total revenues still come from bonds reflecting the dire fiscal condition. now let's get a check on the markets. tokyo stocks are moving in a tight range this morning. as investors are keeping an eye on currency moves, the nikkei is trading flat at 10,831. some investors are trading shares to lock in gain. the dollar is slightly losing ground against the yen. the dollar against the yen is changing hands at 90.47 to 50. the euro/yen is also lower. that pair at 121.71 to 74. many market players are on the sidelines waiting for the release of u.s. gdp and jobs data later in the week. the kospi trading higher by .4 of a%. 1,948 and in australia the benchmark index is trading higher 4,873 this tuesday morning. the u.s. agriculture chief has welcomed japan's easing of impact restrictions on i
PBS
Jan 29, 2013 7:00pm PST
and is the lowest level since november 2011. they say the increase in the payroll tax has dampened consumer sentiment. u.s. share prices are rising as investors expect an economic recovery. but the focus now is what impact the increased pessimism will have on personal spending, which accounts for 70% of u.s. gross domestic product. >>> officials at royal philips electronics in the netherlands will sell their audiovisual equipment division to a japanese firm. they want to take a step back from consumer electronics and focus on their medical and health-related business. the philips division makes products like video decks, portable music players, and headphones. japan's funai electric is set to acquire it by the end of this year. officials of the two firms say they made a deal for 150 million euros. that's over $200 million. philips officials have also spun off their television business to a joint venture with a taiwanese firm. now, funai electric plans to maintain the philips brand and expand sales to emerging economies in asia and south america. >>> one of japan's major oil wholesalers will
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:30pm PST
parliament he was planning a new stimulus package. he hopes in particular to ease the tax burden on export-driven businesses. >> we are going to implement structural reforms with even greater force and adopt new measures to stimulate growth. our priority is to reduce youth unemployment, and we are already cooperating with unions and businesses to achieve this. >> there's mounting frustration on the streets. unemployment in the country has risen to 26%. half of young people are out of work. but the eu has signaled it is willing to relax rules on spain, which could help soften the austerity measures apparently crippling the country. >> germany may be about to drop its objections to bailing out cyprus. despite misgivings about reports of money laundering by the island's thanks. >> a number of politicians in germany have accused separate banks of holding significant illegal deposits with russian money, something they deny. they had threatened to refuse to finalize a bailout unless the country clean up -- clint of its act, but berlin is reported to have relented after pressure from other eurozo
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 6:30pm PST
we can to build trust in that institution so that when it does make tough decisions on taxes, on spending, on energy policy, that america has some credibility that we got it more right than wrong. >> tell me about the lobbyists. who are these people? >> well, the problem with lobbyists, a lot of them come off the hill, a lot of them come out of congress. many members of congress leave the capital and go to k street. and it's a real reflection of how money has overtaken politics. and the real problem with that system is not the individual lobbyists. a lot of times they'll have legitimate points to present to members of congress. the problem is the amount of money that lobbyists represent. and what tends to happen in congress is that the concerns of those lobbyists, the concerns of amgen, become much more of the topic of discussion, debate, and resolution than the concerns of middle america, the concerns of the farmers. you know, in congress, we didn't even vote in the house on a farm bill. this is the first time in the history of this country where a house agriculture committe
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